White Leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jemagsy, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. jemagsy

    jemagsy Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Help me out here - is this a young cockerel or pullet?

    Okay I am pretty sure on this, however, my husband and dad still contend she is a she due to the yellowish comb and fairly close to feathering out at the same rate as our other girls. I am a little concerned about the comb size though.

    She [​IMG] is five weeks old at the time of these pictures.




    Here is a picture of her with some of the other girls

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    At five weeks, I can't imagine any way that is a pullet.
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    That's not a girl... I almost question if it's a leghorn at all but I don't have much experience with them. My white leghorns are all pullets, are around 4 or 5 months old and have barely noticable combs.
  4. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    That is definitely a ROO! I didn't know I had a male when I got mine but when they hit the same age as yours he had a comb like that. All the girls bariliy had combs. One thing that helps in ID-ing leghorns is compare them to thier male femalle counterparts, not different breeds. Leghorns mature and develop very quickly, much faster than all my other chickens. If he turns out sweet and you can keep a roo, I would suggest you keep him they get soo pretty and have good voices![​IMG]
    BTW: I love my leghorns I think they are a great breed!

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